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Are Confederate Veterans Considered U.S. Veterans?
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I would say yes.

Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction - Abraham Lincoln, December 8th, 1863

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I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States, do proclaim, declare, and make known to all persons who have, directly or by implication, participated in the existing rebellion, except as hereinafter excepted, that a full pardon is hereby granted to them and each of them, with restoration of all rights of property, except as to slaves, and in property cases where rights of third parties shall have intervened, and upon the condition that every such person shall take and subscribe an oath, and thenceforward keep and maintain said oath inviolate; and which oath shall be registered for permanent preservation, and shall be of the tenor and effect following, to wit:–

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The persons excepted from the benefits of the foregoing provisions are all who are, or shall have been, civil or diplomatic officers or agents of the so-called Confederate government; all who have left judicial stations under the United States to aid the rebellion; all who are, or shall have been, military or naval officers of said so-called Confederate government above the rank of colonel in the army or of lieutenant in the navy; all who left seats in the United States congress to aid the rebellion; all who resigned commissions in the army or navy of the United States and afterwards aided the rebellion; and all who have engaged in any way in treating colored persons, or white persons in charge of such, otherwise than lawfully as prisoners of war, and which persons may have been found in the United States service as soldiers, seamen, or in any other capacity.

http://www.freedmen.umd.edu/procamn.htm

President Johnson's First Amnesty Proclamation, May 29th, 1865

Reaffirms Lincoln's presidential proclamation...

http://www.nytimes.com/1865/05/30/news/president-johnson-s-amnesty-proclamation-restoration-rights-property-except.html

Johnson's Second Amnesty Proclamation, September 7th, 1867

Extends the pardon further...

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=72125

Johnson's Proclamation, December 25th, 1868

Full pardon of all involved with the "so-called" Confederate States of America...

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Now, therefore, be it known that I, Andrew Johnson President of the United States, by virtue of the power and authority in me vested by the Constitution and in the name of the sovereign people of the United States, do hereby proclaim and declare unconditionally and without reservation, to all and to every person who, directly or indirectly, participated in the late insurrection or rebellion a full pardon and amnesty for the offense of treason against the United States or of adhering to their enemies during the late civil war, with restoration of all rights, privileges, and immunities under the Constitution and the laws which have been made in pursuance thereof.

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=72360

PUBLIC LAW 85-425, May 23rd, 1958

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For  the  purpose  of  this  section, and section 433, the term 'veteran' includes a person who served in the military or naval forces
of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, and the 
term 'active, military or naval service' includes active service in such
forces."

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/STATUTE-72/pdf/STATUTE-72-Pg133.pdf

PUBLIC LAW 85-810 August 28th, 1958

Approves funding of monuments for Confederate veterans...

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/STATUTE-72/pdf/STATUTE-72-Pg977.pdf
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